Knock Off (move)

Knock Off
はたきおとす Knock Off
Knock Off VIII.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Knock Off (Japanese: はたきおとす Knock Off) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Knock Off inflicts damage and renders the target's held item unusable for the rest of the battle (even if switched out). The Pokémon is still listed as holding the item on the status screen and cannot obtain another item, nor can it restore the knocked off item with Recycle.

If Knock Off triggers an item (such as a Focus Band, Focus Sash, or Colbur Berry) after the attack, that item activates before Knock Off can knock it off (in the case of the Focus Band, which is not consumed, it will be removed after its effect has activated).

If an Exp. Share or Lucky Egg was knocked off, the Pokémon will still gain experience accordingly. If an Amulet Coin was knocked off, the Pokémon will still gain prize money accordingly.

Even if the user faints when using Knock Off (such as due to the target's Rough Skin or user's Life Orb), it still knocks off the target's held item.

Knock Off cannot knock off Mail, an item from Pokémon with the Sticky Hold Ability, or if it hits a Pokémon's substitute. It also cannot knock off any item from a Pokémon with Multitype or a Griseous Orb from any Pokémon.

Knock Off can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if Fake Out was used in the prior turn.

Generation V

Knock Off now removes the held item rather than rendering it unusable, so the Pokémon can obtain another item if its held item is removed by Knock Off. Recycle still cannot recover an item removed by Knock Off.

Wild Pokémon cannot remove held items of the player's Pokémon.

If the user faints due to the target's Ability (Rough Skin or Iron Barbs) or held Rocky Helmet, it cannot remove the target's held item. However, Knock Off will still remove the target's held item if the user faints due to its own held Life Orb. If Knock Off causes a Pokémon with the Sticky Hold Ability to faint, it can now remove its held item.

Knock Off can now remove a held Griseous Orb as long as the target is not Giratina. Knock Off cannot remove a Plate if the target is Arceus (Multitype has no effect on Knock Off), and cannot remove a Drive if the target is Genesect.

Generation VI to VII

Knock Off's power has been increased from 20 to 65.

Knock Off cannot remove a Z-Crystal from any Pokémon, a Mega Stone or Orb if the target could use it to Mega Evolve or undergo Primal Reversion, or a memory if the target is Silvally.

If Knock Off is used on a Pokémon that is holding an item that can be knocked off, its base power will be boosted by 50%. Knock Off cannot remove the held item of a target that has Sticky Hold or if it hits the target's substitute, but the bonus damage will apply anyway. If used on a Pokémon weak to Dark-type moves holding a Colbur Berry, the Colbur Berry will still be eaten, but Knock Off will get the damage boost regardless. If used on a Pokémon that cannot lose its held item—such as a Pokémon holding its corresponding Mega Stone—this move will not receive the boost.

Generation VIII

When used in a Max Raid Battle, Knock Off fails completely, without even dealing damage.

Knock Off cannot remove a Rusted Sword from Zacian, or a Rusted Shield from Zamazenta.

Description

Games Description
RSE Knocks down the foe's held item to prevent its use.
FRLG Knocks down the foe's held item to prevent its use during the battle.
Colo.XD Drops the target's held item to prevent its use.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user slaps down the foe's held item, preventing the item from being used during the battle.
BWB2W2 The user slaps down the target's held item, preventing that item from being used in the battle.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user slaps down the target's held item, and that item can't be used in that battle. The move does more damage if the target has a held item.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 21ORAS 21 16
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 21ORAS 21 16
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 21ORAS 21 16
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass 27 27 27 27
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass 27 27 27 29
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 21 9 9 13 13 30
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 30
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 29
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 29
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster 18 13 13 13 13 36
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass 36 33BW
27B2W2
27 27 28
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug 12 12BW
10B2W2
10 10
232   Donphan
  Field Field 10 10 10XY
19ORAS
19
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass 36ORAS 36 1
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like 28 19 19 19 19
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like 29 19 19 19 19
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 33 29 29 29XY
26ORAS
26 27
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 26RSE
25FRLG
26 26 26XY
23ORAS
23 16
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 26RSE
25FRLG
26 26 26XY
23ORAS
23 16
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
359   Absol
  Field Field 10
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 25 25 25XY
19ORAS
19
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 25 25 25XY
19ORAS
19
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 25 25 25XY
19ORAS
19
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 23DP
6PtHGSS
6BW
5B2W2
5 5 24
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 23DP
1, 6PtHGSS
1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5 24
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster 13 13 13 13 36
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass 36 33BW
27B2W2
27 27 28
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 12 1, 12BW
1, 10B2W2
1, 10 1, 10
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 30
570   Zorua
  Field Field 24
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 24
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 24
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 24
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 46ORAS 46
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 1
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10
810   Grookey
  Field Grass 20
811   Thwackey
  Field Grass 24
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass 24
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field 30
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
572   Minccino
  Field Field
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
766   Passimian
  Field Field
827   Nickit
  Field Field
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3
103   Exeggutor
Alolan Form
 
 
Grass Grass
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
108   Lickitung
  Monster Monster
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
161   Sentret
  Field Field
162   Furret
  Field Field
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
190   Aipom
  Field Field
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
231   Phanpy
  Field Field
232   Donphan
  Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
486   Regigigas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
496   Servine
  Field Grass
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
503   Samurott
  Field Field
505   Watchog
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
572   Minccino
  Field Field
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
754   Lurantis
  Grass Grass
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
775   Komala
  Field Field
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
766   Passimian
  Field Field Pokémon Bank Hidden Ability Passimian
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Knock Off is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front of them, knocking their held item away (if they have any). This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTD
Knocks the target's hold item to the ground.
MDS Knocks the target's held item to the ground.
BSL てきポケモンの どうぐを ゆかに はたきおとす
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. The power goes up if the enemy has an item. It also knocks the enemy's held item to the floor near it.


In the anime

       
Mareanie Gliscor Brawly's Hariyama Hala's Hariyama
The user slaps down the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Hariyama Hariyama slaps the opponent with its huge hand, or Hariyama grabs the opponent with its glowing orange hands and slams them into the ground.
Brawly's Hariyama Brave the Wave Debut
Hala's Hariyama Trial and Tribulation! None
  Gliscor One of Gliscor's claws becomes surrounded by black sparks and it slams its claw into the opponent.
Paul's Gliscor Chim - Charred! None
  Mareanie Mareanie's tentacles glow white and it strikes its opponent with them.
James's Mareanie Why Not Give Me a Z-Ring Sometime? None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • A Team Magma Grunt's Shuppet was revealed to know Knock Off on the official web site, but it was never shown using the move.

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 拍落 Paaklohk *
落拳 Lohkkyùhn *
Mandarin 拍落 Pāiluò *
落拳 Luòquán *
  Dutch Uitschakelen
  Finnish Tyrmäys
  French Sabotage
  German Abschlag
  Greek Τράνταγμα
  Italian Privazione
  Korean 탁쳐서떨구기 Takchyeoseo Tteolgugi
  Polish Sabotaż*
Nokaut*
Kopnięcie*
Portuguese   Brazil Derrubar (SM010-present, TCG, manga)
Nocaute
  Portugal Liquidação
  Russian Выбивание Vibivanie
  Serbian Obijanje
Spanish   Latin America Noqueada
Muralla (AG021)
  Spain Desarme
  Vietnamese Đánh Ngã



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